So nice to visit an old friend. For those of you who need a gentle reminder of what kind of performers you can find on this stage, Cataline shall now quote Cataline.
Nationalism is now moving from a dim and flickering flame into a strong crackling fire. When it looked like it could be easily extinguished there were quite a few of those on the right that were actively trying to put it out, (still are to be certain). The government milk cow is delivering good or at least good enough milk to conservatives.
All they have to do is get minor unimportant and soon to be reversed wins, that they can trumpet on FOX. While betraying the base on the important stuff with displays of "Failure Theater." Swearing up and down that, "by gum and by golly they are going to do something about something," right up to the moment that they completely surrender on schedule. The favored method is a previously agreed upon procedural vote (months in advance) that the common GOP rube cannot hope to comprehend. (*our biggest advantage over the Establishment is that they live in a world where they expect their constituents will still learn about "things" in the Sunday Papers*) Anyway, they beat the war gong for a while and then drop the striker at the exact moment when they told the Democrats would.
This betrayal of the base nine times out of ten, involves immigration. It's the number one priority of the base right now and it is the number one issue Establishment wants to betray the base on. And they have, constantly and repeatedly succeeded in doing so. Everyone on the rightwing wants amnesty... accept for the actual right wing voters. Naturally they blame the voters for not playing along anymore. But for fuck's sake guys we did this dance for six years. How the screaming hell, did you not expect us to learn the steps?
So now you know. They are what we today call, Cuckservatives. And boy oh boy are they starting to cuck like crazy again.
Proponents of the American Health Care Act claim that full repeal of Obamacare cannot be accomplished in one bill due to limitations imposed by the budget reconciliation process. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. made this point at length in a press conference held last week. Republican leadership in the House of Representatives insists that the best way to move forward on repeal is in a three-step process.
Step one is to use budget reconciliation to repeal Obamacare taxes, eliminate the individual and employer mandates, tweak the subsidies, and repeal some minor regulations. Step two is to let Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price take administrative action to repeal the rest of the regulations and administer free-market reforms via agency promulgation. Step three is for Congress to legislate further reforms that cannot be included in reconciliation.
To some, GOP leadership’s proposals may seem reasonable on the surface. Sen. Tom Cotton warns that these are all lies.
“There is no three-phase process. There is no three-step plan. That is just political talk,” Sen. Cotton told radio host Hewitt Tuesday morning. “It’s just politicians engaging in spin.”
Very well, the forms are being obeyed.
What comes next is on their heads.